Facts about Kartika Sari Dewi, Soekarno’s daugther


Kartika Sari DewiKartika Sari Dewi - We all know of Indonesia’s first president, Soekarno’s ambition to make Indonesia becomes a prosperous country. This ambition was passed down to his descendants. Many of his children try to improve the lives and prosperity of Indonesian people in their own ways. For example, Guntur Soekarno Putra chooses to improve the education, and Megawati Soekarno Putri tries to improve through politics.

Among Soekarno’s children, there is one we rarely hear about but actually has many contributions to Indonesia. She is Kartika Sari Dewi, his daughter from his most beautiful wife, Ratna Sari Dewi. Here are some facts about her:

1.       Different childhood from Soekarno’s other children

As we know, Kartika Sari Dewi is the daughter of Soekarno, from who the public considered to be his most beautiful wife, Ratna Sari Dewi, a Japanese woman whose real name is Naoko Nemoto. Kartika was even born in her mother’s homeland, Tokyo, Japan, on March 11th 1967. However, being the child of a revolutionary, she had to move from place to place. Considering the situation was very tense and dangerous at the time, Soekarno suggested for Ratna Sari Dewi to move to Indonesia, bringing Kartika with her.

2.       Great achievements in career and education

Kartika was then brought to Paris, French by her mother as suggested by Soekarno. It was there Kartika got her education. She then decided to continued her study to Swiss. It was no surprise then that she could finish her studies well with great achievements. Soekarno himself said that Kartika was his most beautiful and intelligent child. After graduating, she decided to work as a journalist in a television station in Tokyo, Japan. She later moved to America and worked for an advertising agency and a foundation there.

3.       Married a Citibank official

In 2005, Kartika was proposed by one of the important Citibank officials and married him. He was Frits Frederik Seegers, a Dutch man who was also Citibank President in Europe. Some of her siblings attended her wedding party, like Guntur, Megawati and a few others. A few years after that, Kartika decided to move to Jakarta.

4.       Never forget Indonesia

Even after living abroad for so long, Kartika never forgets about her father’s homeland. She established the Kartika Sari Foundation, with which she helps distributing funds from all over the world for the children and education in Indonesia. This foundation has two main offices, one in England and one in Indonesia.



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